Nissan Garmin GPS overheats - recall

Nissan Garmin GPS batteries can overheat - Garmin model

The following Nissans are affected by the recall:

  • Altima 2008-2010
  • Frontier 2008-2010
  • Pathfinder 2008-2010
  • Rogue 2008-2010
  • Sentra 2008-2010
  • Versa 2008-2010
  • XTerra 2008-2010

What is the danger?

The problem is with the electrical navigational system (global positioning system). The certain vehicles that have a Garmin Nuvi Model 750, 760 and 765 navigation system are the ones that are affected by the recall. The batteries that are in the GPS units can overhead resulting in a fire.

This recall involves the battery only in certain Garmin nüvi models of GPS devices, which were manufactured by a third party supplier. Affected batteries are found in nüvi devices with model number 200W, 250W, 260W, 7xx and 7xxT (where xx is a two-digit number). The model number, as well as the serial number, can be found on a label on the back or bottom of the nüvi.

What do I do?

Nissan will notify the owners of the affected vehicles. The repairs will be done by Garmin technicians in replacing the battery and inserting a spacer on top of the battery free of charge. The recall is expected to begin by September 2010.

Affected owners may contact Garmin directly at 1-866-957-1981 or Nissan at 1-800-647-7261. You should immediately examine your Garmin nüvi GPS device for the model and serial number (on back or bottom label). If the device has one of the affected model numbers, consumers should stop using the device and visit the nüvi battery recall website or contact Garmin for further instructions.